Feds Launch Investigation into Self-Driving Cars
by Hayder Radha | Unexplained Mysteries
It’s hard to miss the flashing lights of fire engines, ambulances and police cars ahead of you as you’re driving down the road. But in at least 11 cases in the past three and a half years, Tesla’s Autopilot advanced driver-assistance system did just that. This led to 11 accidents in which Teslas crashed into emergency vehicles or other vehicles at those scenes, resulting in 17 injuries and one death.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has launched an investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot system in response to the crashes. The incidents took place between January 2018 and July 2021 in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina and Texas. The probe covers 765,000 Tesla cars – that’s virtually every car the company has made in the last seven years. It’s also not the first time the federal government has investigated Tesla’s Autopilot.
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SpaceX Thinks It Can Send Humans to the Moon Sooner than 2024
by Matt Williams | Universe Today
It’s no secret that a new Space Race has been brewing over the past few years. This time, rather than being a competition between two federal space agencies, the race has more competitors and is more complicated. In addition to more state competitors, there are also commercial space entities vying for positions and lucrative contracts. Add to that a network of public-private partnerships, and you have Space Race 2.0!
In particular, there has been quite the stir ever since NASA awarded the Artemis contract for the Human Landing System (HLS) to SpaceX. This resulted in legal challenges filed by Blue Origin and Dynetics (SpaceX’s competitors), as well as a lawsuit and messy public relations campaign. NASA has since removed the stop-work order and commenced payments to SpaceX, which recently indicated their HLS concept could be ready to go before the 2024 deadline.
SpaceX has obtained the contract for NASA’s Project Artemis Human Landing System for Moon exploration. After a long hiatus, NASA is ready to resume sending astronauts to the Moon. SpaceX has been selected to provide the lunar lander that will take astronauts to the surface of the Moon using a modified version of its Starship, a reusable spaceship and rocket system combination. This video provides more details about this exciting new chapter in space exploration.
Virgin Galactic’s first fully crewed spaceflight with two pilots and four mission specialists including Sir Richard Branson. Private spaceships are now a reality – at least for billionaires like Richard Branson. Space tourism is taking off!
Imagine a universe where you could point a spaceship in one direction and eventually return to where you started. If our universe were a finite donut, then such movements would be possible and physicists could potentially measure its size. Examining light from the very early universe, astrophysicists have determined that our cosmos may be multiply connected, meaning that space is closed in on itself in all three dimensions like a three-dimensional donut. Such a universe would be finite, and our entire cosmos might only be about three to four times larger than the limits of the observable universe, about 45 billion light-years away.
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Why Is NASA Working So Hard To Learn How To Defend The Earth From Giant Asteroids?
by Michael Snyder | Activist Post
Did you know that NASA is going to send a spacecraft on a suicide mission in an attempt to change the trajectory of a massive space rock? The good news is that the space rock that NASA will be crashing this spacecraft into is not on a collision course with Earth. It is only a test. But why has NASA suddenly become so concerned with figuring out how to defend the Earth from giant asteroids? Could it be possible that there is something heading toward Earth in the future that they haven’t told us about yet?
Theoretical “Lentz Drive” Could Make Star Trek-Style Warp Technology a Reality
by Christopher Plain | The Debrief
Ever since Captain James T. Kirk first ordered Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott to jump the Starship Enterprise to warp speed, real world scientists and engineers have looked for ways to bring the concept of faster than light travel into reality. A number of solutions have been proposed, but nearly all require a highly theoretical substance called ‘exotic matter’ to operate, or are otherwise limited to sub-luminal travel to avoid having to use exotic matter altogether.
Now, a recent paper by a physicist with over ten years experience in practical applications has proposed a solution that may finally break through those limitations, which has the potential of bringing into existence the first real-life warp drive.
This video is about how the biological aging process can be slowed down or reversed and studies that support this possibility. It presents information about DNA and the genetic aspects of aging, the benefits of increasing NAD+ levels, and much more.
In 1969, NASA launched the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission, which set out to gather information about the Moon’s interior structure. Seismometers were placed at the landing site, and the Lunar Module’s ascent stage was later crashed into the Moon’s surface from lunar orbit. The results recorded by the seismometers were quite startling and raised the possibility that the Moon is hollow.
Space Debris and Human Spacecraft
From: NASA Website
More than 27,000 pieces of orbital debris, or “space junk,” are tracked by the Department of Defense’s global Space Surveillance Network (SSN) sensors. Much more debris — too small to be tracked, but large enough to threaten human spaceflight and robotic missions — exists in the near-Earth space environment. Since both the debris and spacecraft are traveling at extremely high speeds (approximately 15,700 mph in low Earth orbit), an impact of even a tiny piece of orbital debris with a spacecraft could create big problems.
The rising population of space debris increases the potential danger to all space vehicles, including to the International Space Station and other spacecraft with humans aboard, such as SpaceX’s Crew Dragon.